DIY Bookkeeping

Learn to set up and balance your books yourself, but not BY yourself!


The most complete bookkeeping course for entrepreneurs who are just starting out.

Whether you launched your business within the last year, recently pivoted your business, or you have a hobby you know you can monetize, you’ll learn the correct way to set up your accounting, how to avoid tax errors and hefty fees, and how to turn a profit in your first year.
Mary Andersen - Andersen Accounting Solutions Bookkeeping Course DIY

It’s exciting launching a new business, but it’s also a little intimidating.

  • Save Money

    You want to make sure you take all the right steps to set yourself up for success, but you don’t have a ton of extra cash to hire all the help you need.

  • Avoid Penalties

    You could manage your own bookkeeping to save money, but you don’t know a thing about accounting and you know there are penalties for doing it wrong.

  • Build Your Business

    You want to gain confidence in managing your books so you can focus on building your business.

In this course, you will:

  • Avoid penalties from Day 1 by learning how to secure the right business licenses, collect taxes and setup bank accounts.

  • Learn how to set up QuickBooks Online step-by-step so you don’t waste time trying to figure it all out yourself.

  • Gain an understanding of basic accounting and how to run and interpret reports to make informed management decisions.

  • Learn which reports to run at the end of the year to avoid overpaying a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to do it for you.

  • Learn how to turn invoices into cash quicker.

Yes, I want to know how much I have in my pocket every month - without any doubts!

"I feel confident in what I am doing..."

Lauren Sistek, Lead Coordinator, TLC Event Planning.

Mary’s DIY Bookkeeping course is a no brainer to invest in for your business! She takes what can be a daunting task and simplifies every step of the bookkeeping process. She is passionate in educating business owners to properly set up their bookkeeping process. An industry expert in helping companies with their bookkeeping so they do not miss out on deductions, or have a mess at the end of the year for their CPA. From my first email with Mary I was impressed with her responsiveness to questions, knowledge of her industry, organization, and the worksheets that go along with the course. After taking this course I do not dread my bookkeeping and feel confident in what I am doing in daily operations!

BONUS: 30 Min Session

This course includes a 1-to-1 video chat with the instructor to help build your confidence along the way.

You might be thinking, “Couldn’t I find this information on YouTube for free?”

Sure, if you do your due diligence and dig around online watching hours and hours of videos (some helpful, some a total waste of time, or worse, completely inaccurate), you might be able to teach yourself how to start a business and how to do basic bookkeeping for free (minus the penalties you’ll owe if it’s not done right).

But you can’t get facetime and real time interaction from YouTube videos.

Want to share your screen and have your QuickBooks account audited for accuracy? DO IT!

Want to dig deeper into accounting reports and make sure you fully grasp their value? ASK AWAY!

Not only do you get this focused 1-to-1 attention from the instructor, but you’ll also have access to our private Facebook group where you’ll get additional support and continued education.

Too shy to ask your questions in the group setting? You can also email questions to our support staff at any point along the way!

You are learning to do it yourself, but you’ll never be by yourself! 

I'm Ready to Learn!

BONUS: Must Have Templates

In addition to flawlessly setting up your QuickBooks account, you will also receive BONUS materials covered in the course!

  • 30 Minute Session Included

    This course includes a 1-to-1 video chat with us to help build your confidence along the way. Want to share your screen and have your QuickBooks account audited for accuracy? Want to dig deeper into accounting reports? Ask Away!

  • How To Pay Yourself

    The best part of running your own business is being able to pay yourself! But it's not always easy. We share our tips and tricks on the best ways to pay yourself and how to keep track of it. BONUS Owner's Draw template included.

  • Track Your Employees & Raises

    We all need extra hands. But keeping track of employees and how much and often we need to provide raises are such a hassle. AND what are all these extra forms we need to fill out? Don't worry, we include our New Hire Packet as a BONUS to this training.

As a new business owner, increasing profits while keeping expenses down is key to your success.

That’s why this course is so affordable.

You get all this for LESS than it costs to hire a bookkeeper for ONE MONTH.

And you have 1 year access, including any updates or additions to the course so you’ll never fall behind.

And the best news is, it won’t take you longer than a few days to complete, because you have more important things to do-- like running your new business!

I'm Ready to Learn!

This course is for you if you...

  • Launched a business within the last 12 months.
  • Can’t afford to hire a bookkeeper just yet.
  • Want to save time and money at tax season.
  • Don’t want to screw up your accounting by making rookie mistakes.
  • Have a hobby you know you can monetize, but you don’t know where to start.

This course is NOT for you if you…

  • Have neglected your business accounting for years and your books are a mess.

  • Like to take the long road even when the quick solution is all wrapped up with a bow on top.

  • Like to throw money down the drain.

About the Instructor

Mary Andersen

Mary’s career has been dedicated to helping business owners maximize savings and increase profits. She has been in business management for more than 18 years and launched her own bookkeeping business in 2014. Since Mary’s business serves entrepreneurs who are ready to outsource their accounting needs (anywhere from a $300-$2000 monthly investment), she felt helpless when newer business owners came to her for advice. “I saw a gap that needed filled. I saw business owners attempting to manage their own bookkeeping to save money, but making costly mistakes that, in some cases, ran their businesses into the ground.” With unprecedented numbers of businesses pivoting and many entrepreneurs launching new businesses during the 2020 pandemic, Mary knew now was the time to fill that gap and help as many entrepreneurs as she can. “I’m an Enneagram-2, ‘The Helper,’ so I’ve always been drawn to help others. With everything that’s going on this year, I knew I had to launch this course now to make the biggest impact.”
Andersen Accounting Solutions DIY Bookkeeping Course

Course includes:

1 year access to the course, workbook, consultation session, private community access, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    Most students can finish the course in about 5-7 days. We’ve divided the content into bite-sized, manageable chunks that you can tackle at your leisure. Even if you take longer than 5-7 days to finish it, the knowledge you gain will save so much time managing your bookkeeping in the long run.

  • I’m not sure I’m ready for the course because my business isn’t super busy yet. When do you recommend starting this course?

    If you’ve just launched your business or you’re about to launch it, now is the PERFECT time to take this course. It’s more difficult to try setting up your accounting and bookkeeping when your business is rocking. It’s best to get your books in order now and maintain them as you grow.

  • Can I use the Desktop version of QuickBooks with this course?

    This course was designed using examples from QuickBooks Online and it’s the product we recommend. The Simple or Plus version is all you need, and you get a 50% discount off your first year with this course! QuickBooks Online has more versatility as your business grows and will most likely outlive the Desktop version. If you already own the Desktop version, please contact me for more information on my migration service to get you up and running with QuickBooks Online

  • Couldn’t I just keep track of my income and expenses with spreadsheets?

    Managing your accounting with QuickBooks will save you so much time AND will allow you to run reports and analyze your business financials very quickly! There’s also less room for error which will also save you time and money!

  • What lessons are included?

    Here is a quick outline (subject to changes and updates) -Taxes and licenses: 1 lesson -Bank accounts: 1 lesson -Setup Quickbooks Online: 4 lessons -Transactions: 10 lessons -Paying yourself or employees: 2 lessons -Reconciliations: 2 lessons -Reviewing reports: 4 lessons -Year end preparation: 1 lesson -Back office setup: 2 lessons + bonuses!